Monday, August 04, 2008
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) is ready to function in Patna from Aug 06. It is one of the six new IITs being set up the country.The classes will formally begin from the next day at its temporary acquired premise on the Navin Pataliputra Polytechnic campus located in posh Patliputra colony in Patna.The classes will carry on until its new campus that is planned to come about near Amhara and adjoining villages near Bihta in Patna district. temporary classes for 109 selected students will go on in 20,000 square feet area in the new building of polytechnic campus. The Polytechnic has two hostels with a total capacity of lodging for 200 students. At present, there is no hostel for faculty members coming from IIT-Guwahati since IIT- Patna is opening as an extension to IIT- Guwahati.Gautam Barua from IIT-Guwahati has been appointed as an acting director of IIT.The 10 faculties will handle the theory and practical classes for the first batch of first year engineering students. The Centre has approved to appoint 30 faculties for the first three years each for all new established IITs.